Grateful Dead Live at on 1983-10-17
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|Little Red Rooster|
|Friend of the Devil|
|My Brother Esau|
|Hell In A Bucket ->|
|Touch Of Grey|
|Samson And Delilah|
|To Lay Me Down ->|
|Man Smart (Woman Smarter) ->|
|Terrapin Station ->|
|The Wheel ->|
|I Need A Miracle ->|
|Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad ->|
flac16; mixed SBD sources, plus AUD patches: Set 1: SBD> Master Cassette> Dat> Sonic Solutions> CD> EAC> FLAC; Set 2: SBD> Master Cassette> Reel> Dat> CD> EAC> Samplitude v7.02 Professional> FLAC; Patch Info: (FOB/12th Row) Sennheiser 421> Master Cassette (Sony D5)> Dat> CD; Edited By Charlie Miller
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- Lake Placid, NY
- <b>flac16</b> mixed SBD sources, plus AUD patches: Set 1: SBD> Master Cassette> Dat> Sonic Solutions> CD> EAC> FLAC; Set 2: SBD> Master Cassette> Reel> Dat> CD> EAC> Samplitude v7.02 Professional> FLAC; Patch Info: (FOB/12th Row) Sennheiser 421> Master Ca
- Taped by
- Transferred by
- Charlie Miller
- Olympic Center
Subject: First Set Smoker
Subject: Miracle on the Persian Area Rug
Herb Brooks Arena, home of so-called Miracle on Ice - but only a few years after the Olys were actually held here. Pretty rural for the Dead. This is the show after Dick's 6 and before the Portland, Maine show (they play well as a trilogy - but aren't the month's best). This was a heavily traded AUD in the days of B&P. It even showed up on some faves lists and recommend lists, but then got left behind in the digital age. Overall it's average '83 (though I dig all of Fall '83) but would have been great to be there. Aside from unusual provenance, the show is noted for having long versions of Sugaree, Friend, Bird and Deal. The tape, even several generations down, got traded so we could wow ourselves with the long intense jams. Heads got an unusual show, like they did a month prior at another winter resort town.
First Set. Sugaree is a monster jam right off, and @16½min it's longer than even 5/26/77. That alone doesn't make it the year's best but it IS a must-hear at least once, just for the crazy lengths Jer goes to in a Set1/Song 1. Then you get Bobby's Slide Practice™ in Lil Red. But Friend of the Devil is great. Jer's incredible fret frings even make up for Brent's Tinkle Bell preset. A below-average Brother Esau has the rollerskates lyric. The third unusually long, 1st setter is the huge (but mellow) Bird Song, which has some wonderful passages once you get inside. The Hellina and the supertempo Deal closers are average - but wait, hang on, it's another long one and it gets much better before set break.
Second Set. Touch is a strange, wobbly, plinky version, but Samson is very cool and concentrated, with nice angles - seriously jawdropping. To Lay Me Down is a wash. Bobby's harmonies = ouch! The only one of '83 and put to bed after this until '88. Dewiminna is okay but Terrapin is a struggle - at least the song part; sloppy and verses forgotten (though even the jam has the drummers all over the place). The Wheel is longer than usual and things perk up again for Miracle (obvious choice). The set finally falls together again for Goin' Down the Road, which has strong hints of '71. The rest is average, though the second-ever Revolution is a punt.
1st Set: B-
2nd Set: C
Overall = 3 stars
Friend of the Devil - incredible fret frings
Bird Song - mellow but huge
Samson & Delilah - concentrated angles
Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad - hints of '71
SOURCES: The eaton_miller_91126 is a top-qual AUD. The Seamons matrix is astonishing and sounds better than the SBD in several places (especially Set 2). Best SBD = miller_27585.
Subject: One Last Time
Subject: Not bad
Subject: Very Nice To Have
We are lucky to have such a fellar working for our team.
The 17 minute sugaree opener suggests something special for late 83'. Certainly not the standard effort, this show is a standout, and a cool historical place to play.
"Lake Acid 83'"
To Lay Me Down, Samson, 14 Minute Bird Song, solid show, great effort.
If we don't have the entire soundboard, its nice to have people that will do the best they can to have the levels even for our listening pleasure. Thanks agian.
Subject: This show was fun to attend
This show was a dream and it still feels like a dream to heard this soundboard.
I believe it to be the only "Lay Me Down of 1983
yum yum this show is better then food
Subject: A BIG THANKS..
Endless thanks to you my friend. Anything you need, you let me know.
Subject: lovin' Sugaree
Listen to Bobby, at 5:00 into Good Lovin'. The band goes into an interlude, and builds on it, reminiscent of Lovelight. "I wanna tell ya all about it now... cause we gotta make it work some how. I don't have to tell you what it's like these days. Sometimes you can't see shit through the smoke and the haze. You gotta have good lovin'." It goes on and builds brilliantly from there.
Think about it. The band is standing up for our environment, and mother Earth: sustainable life on Earth, for all of us. They take this theme into the crescendo of Good Lovin', the closing tune for the concert. And then, they come back out and do a tasty encore with "Revolution"... standing shoulder-to-shoulder with John Lennon, so to speak. The Grateful Dead should be in the "Hall of Fame" not just for their music and concerts, but also for all their activism and civic stewardship over the years.
Let's remember their roots. Jerry was saying, back in the 60s, "Make love and listen to our music. Don't make war in Viet Nam." Now look at the bunch of us, up to our eyeballs with George W. Bush's madness. His phony war on terror. The illegal war in Iraq, based 100 percent on lies. His illegal wiretapping and spying on us, and all the torture, kidnapping, secret prisons, indefinite jailtime without charges, if Bush decides you're a bad guy. Worst of all, our scumbag Congress is totally sold-out. They won't do a thing about it, 'cept give King George the green light. Sure could use a movement here, folks. Impeach Cheney and Bush! Replace Congress! I thought I should underscore the super-value role the Dead played historically, in our society. I know Springsteen is taking a stand for what's right, these days. Let's get our country back on track. How about global warming and extreme climate change? We need a movement to take back our news media!!!
Btw, Jerry's widow, Deborah Koons Garcia, made an excellent film in 2004 that documents how genetically engineered foods -- Genetically Modified Organisms -- slipped into our food supply. We're now eating "Franken-Food". What's for dinner next? Soylent Green? Come on people, let's get a real movement going. Read about Garcia's film here:
One more thing. Medical Marijuana is just fine. It should be totally legalized. It's an herb, not a narcotic. Stop locking people up for smoking weed. And stop all the bullshit, indiscriminate drug testing for pot with new job applicants. If you're gonna test just them, then you should be testing everybody. No one wants that. It's takes a friggin' job, to generate an income, and live in our society. Cut the shit, will ya?
Subject: amazing sugaree
Subject: Missing Close Encounters Theme?
Shout out to Chris Freedom. I grew up in LP myself. I remember snow on July 4th. Yeee Haaa! You remember a Close Encounter Theme?
Subject: shadow-boxing the apocalypse
Subject: Thanks for the reminder
Anyways, Great show. Great early versions of Touch, Esau and Bucket before the band killed them by playing them the same way after 1986. Love the 2nd set Touch as an opener. Birdsong is exceptional. Basically this is a downloader if you could or one to seek out from your friends.
Subject: I sat here and cried
Subject: This would be like seeing the Dead in my living room
Even though this show is post Olympics seeing a show in Lake Placid would be unbelievable compared to the other big city venues on this tour.
I am only at Sugaree right now on the stream so I am not going to rate the show. I can say the sound is excellent!
Subject: Great SHOW!!!!